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Coin: Shilling 1917
Description

A silver coin (23.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.

The reverse features the Ensigns Armorial of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrant 7th May 1908 - composed of a simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath. Below on a ribbon the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed. Around above, ONE SHILLING and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1917. Below the date is the mint mark M.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling - Coat of Arms
Year1917 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage5,274,000 (5.3 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint Letter M 5,274,000 (5.3 million)
MaterialSterling silver DesignerWilliam Henry James Blakemore
MonarchKing George V EffigyPortrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6500
Obverse

Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Reverse

At centre, simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound.

Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath and on a ribbon at the base the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed; around above, ONE SHILLING; below, between arrow heads, the date, 1917. Below the date is the mint mark M.

Reverse inscriptionONE SHILLING 1917 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

The Australian Coin Chart 1965 lists mintage of 5,274,658.

Shilling 1917: Known varieties
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Shilling 1917: Photos
Shilling 1917: Photo Australia 1917-M shilling
Australia 1917-M shilling
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Shilling 1917: Photo Australia 1917-M shilling
Australia 1917-M shilling
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Shilling 1917: Photo Specimen Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1917
Specimen Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1917
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Shilling 1917: Photo Specimen Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1917
Specimen Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1917
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Shilling 1917: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 26
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesE9
Australian Coin ChartB9
Shilling 1917: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Varieties Proof
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Shilling 1917: Some useful external links
Australia 1917-M shilling - CoinFactsWiki Cruzi's Coins: Australian Shillings: 1917 Australian Silver Shilling
Museums Victoria: Specimen Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1917 TDK Australian Pre-Decimal coins: 1917 Australian Shilling
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List of all (47) coins of type: Australia / Shilling
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Shilling 1916 Shilling 1917 Shilling 1918 Shilling 1919 (pattern) Shilling 1920 Shilling 1921
Shilling 1922 Shilling 1924 Shilling 1925 Shilling 1926 Shilling 1927 Shilling 1928
Shilling 1931 Shilling 1933 Shilling 1934 Shilling 1935 Shilling 1936 Shilling 1937 (pattern)
Shilling 1938 Shilling 1939 Shilling 1940 Shilling 1941 Shilling 1942 Shilling 1943
Shilling 1944 Shilling 1945 (not released) Shilling 1946 Shilling 1948 Shilling 1950 Shilling 1952
Shilling 1953 Shilling 1954 Shilling 1955 Shilling 1956 Shilling 1957 Shilling 1958
Shilling 1959 Shilling 1960 Shilling 1961 Shilling 1962 Shilling 1963